Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at SFU
We would like to acknowledge that at Simon Fraser University we live and work on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Kweikwitlem Nations.
SFU’s goal is to ensure our campuses are welcoming places for everyone to gather and learn and that all who work or study here feel a sense of belonging, inclusion, fairness and mutual respect.
To help make our three campuses places where everyone feels welcome and valued, SFU launched its It’s Time to Listen, Talk and Reflect, a series of events and community conversations around the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.
The process for input is taking place until mid-October 2019
We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the initial phase of the community conversation in 2019. We will soon be issuing an interim report before continuing the conversation process until mid-October 2019.
We’re asking members of the SFU campus community to continue to share their insights and opinions as part of this process of events and conversations and we’re providing a variety of ways to contribute including:
- Provide your input online through our community input form (stay tuned for the link)
- Participate in a Community Conversation
- Attend a Speaker Series event (either in person or online)
- Schedule a conversation with us or invite us to meet with your on-campus group around a specific topic related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by contacting Krisztina Fulop at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check back for the report and further opportunities to engage.
Gathering input: steps towards a strategy
The input received during this process will be used to develop a strategy, with actionable recommendations, for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion across all aspects of the university, and embedding these principles more deeply into all of SFU’s practices, policies, and procedures. This input will also further advance the work already underway across different areas of the university as we collectively work towards creating a culture of greater understanding, acceptance, and mutual respect and toward more inclusive and equitable practices.
How do Equity, Diversity and Inclusion relate to each other?
Because these terms can mean different things to each of us, we’ve provided some definitions as a starting point for conversation.
Join in the community conversation about belonging, inclusion, fairness and respect at SFU.
More information on upcoming events coming soon. For more information and opportunities to participate in the community conversation, go here.